Geometridae: Larentiinae

1724x (ABH70.051) Red/Dark Barred Twin-spot Carpet agg. Xanthorhoe spadicearia agg., ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR08252x

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell


General InformationBoth sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 12-13mm
Foodplant(s): herbaceous plants, bedstraws (Galium spp.), Ground-ivy (Glechoma hederacea), Wild Carrot (Daucus carota)
Flying: Two generations, mid April-June and late July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 127 (47%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 20 March to 03 October